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Macron honours 'spirit of resistance' in WWII Provence landings

Saint-rapha - President Emmanuel Macron saluted Thursday a French army "that emerged from the shadows and exile" during the Allied landings on the Mediterranean coast 75 years ago, praising the sacrifices made by fighters from France's former colonies in Africa.

French leader of long-overlooked D-Day force gets his due

Ouistreham - France honoured Thursday the officer who led a small yet symbolic French force that stormed the Normandy beaches alongside Allied forces 75 years ago, a feat long overlooked in the country's standard narrative of its liberation from Nazi Germany.

Inflatable tanks and 'fake news': the little-known side of D-Day

Paris - On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops invaded the northern French coast, marking the start of France's liberation from its Nazi occupiers.It is remembered as a defining moment of World War II.

D-Day tourism boom brings crowds, and controversy, to Normandy

Caen - The number of people visiting the World War II cemeteries, museums and battle sites along the Normandy coast of France has soared in recent years, creating a tourist windfall but generating criticism that a harrowing chapter of history is being sullied...

Inflatable tanks and 'fake news': the little-known side of D-Day

Paris - On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied troops invaded the northern French coast, marking the start of France's liberation from Nazi occupiers.It is remembered as a defining moment of World War II.

Bernard Dargols, French GI who fought at Omaha Beach, dies at 98

Caen - Bernard Dargols, the only French soldier to fight in an American uniform as Allied forces stormed the coast of Normandy at Omaha Beach in a battle heralding the end of World War II, has died aged 98, the Caen Memorial war museum said Tuesday.
 

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